London, Aug 1 (ANI): South African cricketer Jacques Rudolph has said batsmen can flourish at Headingley, where the second Test against England starts on Thursday.
Rudolph, who spent five years playing for Yorkshire, whose headquarters are at the ground, said: "There is a very strong perception that Headingley is more of a bowler's wicket, but in my experience when the sun is out, it is a very nice place to bat."
With rain and showers predicted during the Test, Rudolph said overhead conditions could play a massive role in influencing the decision of the captain who wins the toss.
"But once you get used to the swing and a little bit of seam movement, you can get yourself in ... you can go big," Sport24 quoted him, as syaing.
Rudolph said the South Africans expected England to bounce back after losing by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test at the Oval.
"England are the No 1 team in the world and, we expect a strong fightback from them. They've done really well in their own conditions in the last couple of series they have played over here. We are prepared for what we are going to face on Thursday," said Rudolph.
He said South Africa would take confidence from having won their last two Tests against England at Headingley, with several of the current squad having been involved in the games. (ANI)